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Protests could pull plug on Galway water metering and bill payments

As the country considers the water charges signed off by the Government this week, a campaign of civil disobedience is already being planned and could see Galway householders following in the footsteps of protestors in Cork and Dublin by blocking attempts to install meters or refusing to pay the water bill.

City council gets full storm funding from Environment Department

The Galway City Council has received “100 per cent” of the storm repair funding for which it applied in its preliminary estimates sent to the Department of the Environment, Community, and Local Government, according to acting director of services for transport and infrastructure, recreation and amenity, Billy Dunne, who told this month’s meeting of Galway City Council “what we submitted, we got”.

Ó Clochartaigh accuses senators of ‘hypocrisy’ in feigning concern for homeless and the poor

Senators are being accused of “hypocrisy” in feigning concern for the homeless and the poor in the pre-Christmas period, while supporting Government policy that engenders hardship.

Senator seeks clarity on financial support for sick children’s treatment abroad

Galway West senator Fidelma Healy Eames is to seek a meeting with the Minister for Health in the new year to examine what financial support is available for children with rare life-threatening cancers and other illnesses who may require treatment abroad or could benefit from clinical trials.

Senator fined €1,850 for continuously driving without tax

A Galway West senator who continued to drive her car for a number of months while there was no tax paid on the vehicle was fined a total of €1,850 at Galway District Court yesterday.

Omission of Clifden school from building programme is ‘shocking and anti-rural’

The Five Year School Building Programme announced recently by Education and Skills Minister Ruairi Quinn has been under heavy criticism this week with many describing the exclusion of Clifden Community School as shocking and anti-rural.

Newly qualified teachers should use FÁS placement programme to complete training - Healy Eames

Fine Gael Galway West senator Fidelma Healy Eames, has recently received confirmation from the Department of Education that newly qualified teachers who are struggling to find school placements in order to complete their teacher training, can join the FÁS placement programme.

Culture and the arts central to Ireland’s economic recovery, says Healy Eames

Ireland is selling itself short by not capitalising on its creative thinkers. So says Fine Gael Galway West senator Fidelma Healy Eames.


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